Trump rally live: Former president in Ohio with JD Vance for speech

Trump discussed his position on abortion access after slamming Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and other swing-state Democrats for not supporting any restrictions to the pregnancy-ending procedure.

Discussing states that allow late-term abortions, which Trump called “radical rights,” he said: “It’s been turned back over to the states. The states are going to do the right thing.”

Trump then noted that even the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took issue with Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion ruling that was overturned this summer by the court.

The issue of abortion, Trump said, “should be in the state and the Republicans have to get smart with that issue. I’m a person like Ronald Reagan with three exceptions. You have a certain term, you have a lot of things, but the fact that it was turned over to the states is going to prove to be a very, very positive event.”

While he didn’t specify, the three exceptions in the abortion access debate are typically rape, incest, and the life of the mother.

Appearing to reference the recent red state abortion referendums where huge female turnout prevented restrictive bills from going through, Trump then said: “And they can’t let people vote the wrong way, it’s an issue that a lot of people don’t understand. It’s turned over to the states, and it’s working out.”

Trump has been vocally supportive of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe, though he has been reported to have privately expressed his concern that the move could backfire on Republicans in the November midterms.